Week in Ethereum
News and Links
Justin Drake: Application-layer account abstraction
VB: A recap of where we’re at on account abstraction
Jannik Luhn: Torus-shaped sharding network
Prsymatic’s second bi-weekly sharding update: focusing on the Torus-shape paradigm and libp2p for networking as well as local shard state storage.
Stuff for developers
Solidity v0.4.22: dynamic returns, error messages for revert and require, safer constructors, ABI encoding utils, etc
New Etherscan feature: contract event log filter
Tutorial: create a “shark of the pool” dapp with React
web3.swift v0.1 if you like making native iOS apps
Typescript, Solstice, Webpack dapp template
Save your users from paying gas for transactions
Richard Moore: Code example to verify message strings in Solidity
Andrew Miller’s minimalist duplex payment channel
Schedule ERC20 token transfers with Ethereum Alarm Clock (on Kovan testnet for now)
ConsenSys Academy registrations are now open for the 2018 developer program
What things you should put on Gitcoin
Flint: a new statically-typed language aimed at code security. Under development.
Parity v1.10.1 — warp to a specific minimum block number
Geth v1.8.4 — 40% faster blocks!
Akasha v0.7 — now a web app using MetaMask
Status v0.9.17 — improved whisper so that battery and data usage are down by an order of magnitude
Alex Van de Sande looks at what would happen to dapps in the event of a fork
Richard Burton: we need better ways to get data out of Ethereum
How to renew or release your ENS name. If a year is up, you can release and get your deposit back. To keep your name, you don’t have to do anything.
EIP/ERC/governance — thanks to Nick Johnson for assistance
Discussion continues on EIP960 — hard cap of Ether supply (updated)
ERC994 — delegated NFTs for “registration of land and physical property” (new)
ERC995 — an ERC20 extension to allow execution of calls inside transfer and approvals based on ERC827 (new)
ERC998 — “Composable Non-Fungible Token Standard” (new)
ERC1001 — a private key URI standard (new)
ERC1003 — ERC20 extension “for tokens with method that allows safely pass and handle tokens into smart contracts” (new)
Discussion on ERC930’s standard for eternal storage (updated)
(heated) discussion onERC792’s arbitration standard (updated)
Golem’s next steps post-mainnet release
FunFair announces its first partnership with an outside game developer
Melonport’s phase 3 - governance, price feeds, etc
RexMLS is changing its name to Imbrex
April Raiden dev update
Kauri launching on Rinkeby in May with a competition for technical content
Loom is now planning to implement Plasma for its Dappchains
Cofound.it’s 2018 roadmap to becoming a platform
Barrons and Marketwatch to become BAT verified publishers and Brave users will get access to their premium content.
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Jon Choi talks Ethereum grants and ecosystem on Zero Knowledge
Fabian Vogelsteller on Hashing It Out
Nick Johnson on the Fireside Crypto podcast
Carolyn Reckhow on the Bitcoin Podcast
Aaron Wright talks OpenLaw on Blockchain Guy podcast
My podcast interviews with the five initial Ethereum Community Fund grantees: Prysmatic Labs, EthPrize, Reality Check, Swingby, XLNT
This week, Savedroid pretended to pull an exit scam to “teach us a lesson.” Or something. I’m not going to link to their PR stunt.
a16z/USV lead group to ask SEC for a safe harbor exemption.
ConcourseQ’s token curated feed got its first revenue
Now that tax season is over, everyone thinks it is time to get long. Here’s Pantera’s rationale.
Buy Virtue Poker’s tokens, play in the World Series Of Poker
Kent Barton argues that we should avoid crypto tribalism.
FastCompany on Circles universal basic income
MIT Tech Review looks at the Jordan refugee camp using Parity
Energy Web Foundation using Parity for private, permissioned and WebAssembly
Even Ethereum’s competitors in the enterprise space are starting to realize that public chains are inevitable
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note:
April 24 – Oslo Blockchain Day in Norway. 20% off with discount code EVAN
April 25 -- Virtue Poker sale
April 27-29 -- Hackital Eth hackathon in Washington, DC
May 3-5 -- Edcon in Toronto
May 7-11 -- Swarm Summit in Ljubljana
May 10 -- Fluidity Summit on finance (NYC)
May 11-12 -- Ethereal (NYC) — use discount code EtherealFriendsNFam until May 1
May 15 -- Kleros sale
May 16-17 -- Token Summit (NYC)
May 17-19 -- Melonport hackthon in Zug
May 18-20 -- EthMemphis hackathon
May 25-27 -- EthBuenosAires hackathon (register by April 21)
June 1 -- Blockchain for Social Impact Conference (Washington, DC)
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